SNOW?

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:43 pm

Freddy wrote:DVC.... sa-weet snow blower! But,in reverse? I suppose....with that bad boy it can't take long to do the job!

Thanks Fred,
The driver's seat swivels side-to-side, plus it has Hydrostatic Drive. I only need one foot on one pedal, one hand for steering, one hand for the hydraulic levers to pivot the chut.
No Cab, so snowmobile helmet is a must, to keep blowback snow from giving me Brain-freeze.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:12 pm

From what was on the news you guys are gonna get pounded if it hasn`t started already. Hope everyone stays warm & safe.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:42 pm

Hasn't started here yet but latest prediction for this area is 2' +. :shock: Snow blower wouldn't start this afternoon. I had to drain old gas out of it and filled it with fresh gas. Put a shot of starting fluid in the cylinder and then she fired right up. Bought an extra case of beer. :cheers: Started the Jotul in my shed where I keep the snow blower. Let it snow!
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal


Re: SNOW?

PostBy: Carlos On: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:52 pm

I don't know why but I love this stuff!
Forecast is for 12-18"+ & I got my snow blower fired up & ready to go. Us hand-fired guys don't even care if we lose power! :P
Bring it on!

Edit: Oops...sorry....I just noticed this is the Maryland forum. I'm further north & we are supposed to get nailed! (ain't it great!) :oops:
Carlos
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark2

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:36 am

coalkirk wrote:I had to drain old gas out of it and filled it with fresh gas.


Back in the good ol' days it was "add Stabil and leave the tanks FULL", now with this crud they're selling us for gas it's "Add marine Stabil and make darn sure you leave them DRY". Even with the marine Stabil gas will go dozy in 90 days.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:48 am

Freddy wrote: Back in the good ol' days it was "add Stabil and leave the tanks FULL", now with this crud they're selling us for gas it's "Add marine Stabil and make darn sure you leave them DRY". Even with the marine Stabil gas will go dozy in 90 days.

Jeez, what crud-called-gas do you guys have to buy up there?
I can still use Freddy's "Second Rule of Gas Storage" method, up to a year, with no issues. The reason for keeping the gas tank full, is two-fold:
A) it prevents condensation buildup in the tank.
2) A 'wet' carb has less issues with gasket dry-rot, and O-ring leaks.

Keep the tank full, but I guess it depends on your quality of gas? :shock:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:38 am

The gas had Sta-bil in it. The gas for some reason doesn't last like it used too. It's a mystery. :|
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:17 am

Yikes! Here come's the wind. Now we're looking like a blizzard.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:19 am

coalkirk wrote:Yikes! Here come's the wind. Now we're looking like a blizzard.

Snow still falling?
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:45 am

It's snowing very hard here and the wind is starting to pick up pretty good. Time to shovel again :notsure:
SuperBeetle
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: crazysteamer On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:11 pm

You guys have it all backwards....hole up, burrow in and wait it out.

As long as the power stays up (but I have a generator just in case) and the local cell-phone tower stays active so that I can do internet, we aren't going anywhere until this melts.

Luckily I am one of those guys that can telecommute to work and I can take the keys away from the wife and tell her that playing bridge and helping out at the local theatre are not all that important in bad weather.

I'm not that far from the Chesapeake here in central Delaware, and the 18"+ forecast applies to us also. Right now, we have about 8" on the ground.

Caution; Bags of Blaschak coal tend to get a bit brittle in cold weather - had couple split on me this morning - but I guess you guys who have been doing this longer than I know that already.
crazysteamer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:35 pm

It's just getting cranked up. The real heavy stuff isn't even here yet. Close to 8" now. This won't be melting anytime soon as temps are forecast to remain below freezing for awhile with more snow on Thursday! I love it. My wife put a turkey in the oven alittle while ago and it smells great in here. Also, nice and toasty. I did crank the boiler up to 160* this morning. She's not used to working so hard. Usually runs about 140* but with the wind, it makes a difference. I checked the Jotul in the shed and had a nice bed of coals. Loaded it last night around 7ish. That's 16 hours running on the #1 air setting. I love that stove! Those Sweedes know a thing or two about staying warm with coal. Or at least they used to. Topped it off with a fresh load of Superior nut and stove mix.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:11 pm

I'm ready but no snow yet. We're only supposed to get 8 inces or so.
I built a back dragger and a dolly for my plow. I thought I'd share it in a video. Unfortunatley it came out in fast motion. I have no dea why but it gets the point across. Enjoy!
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:25 pm

mr1precision wrote:I'm ready but no snow yet. We're only supposed to get 8 inces or so.
I built a back dragger and a dolly for my plow. I thought I'd share it in a video. Unfortunatley it came out in fast motion.

Wow! Yoiu had too much coffee this morning! :shock: Or is the snow falling so fast, you got a little motivation to get your plow on? ;) :D
Nice Dolly :idea:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: crazysteamer On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:30 pm

Wife decided she wanted to go out and drive up and down the driveway to 'help keep clear'.

Took me an hour of shovelling and 3 kitty litter tubs of cinders to get her back in the garage.

Taking the car keys away is starting to sound like a good idea.
crazysteamer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna